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Tetra® Viquarium Terrarium & Aquarium Filter

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Viquarium Terrarium and Aquarium in One

One-of-a-kind innovative "land and water" environment  combining decoration and filtration!Quick, easy, and flexible set-up fits in most 20 to 55 gallon aquariumsAqua-Terrarium for aquatic reptiles, amphibians and fishDouble barreled, 3-stage Whisper filtration keeps water crystal clearRiverbed extension allows for variable size land and water sectionsUses easily replaceable cartridges

Includes:

  • Waterfall
  • Filtration Unit with Built In Critter Access
  • Ramps
  • Riverbed
  • Riverbed Extension
  • Two Rubber Spacers
  • Powerful 80 GPH UL
  • Listed submersible pump
  • Two ReptoFilter Cartridges

How the Viquarium Filtration Works:

1. Water is drawn into the intake holes in the filter box

2. Water is mechanically filtered as it passes through the cartridges

3. Water is biologically filtered as it travels through the gravel. The gravel offers a high surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize

4. As the water enters the inlet box, it is pumped up to the waterfall area

5. Filtered water comes out of the waterfall, flows down the cascade and into the riverbed

6. Filtered water returns to the water area

Tetra® Viquarium Terrarium & Aquarium Filter
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Tetra® Viquarium Terrarium & Aquarium Filter is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use in Turtle Aquarium How to 'Pump it Up' for better filtration and the size you need to cut the acrylic - 12 years experience I have owned turtle aquariums for over 12 years. I LOVE the vivarium and currently run it in a 75g W and 2, 40g W aquariums. Here are a few pointers that some of the users on here need to realize: for each 1" of turtle shell, you need to have 10g minimum of filtration, and where this is a beautiful filter to use in your aquarium it is simply not big enough on it's own to filter more than 1 turtle in a 20 gallon, no matter how much you try to keep it clean, it just won't cut it, and it is of no fault of the company, that is exactly what it is meant to do! HOWEVER, if you love the look of this as much as I do, here is my recommendation and a hack to use this gorgeous filter AND keep a clean tank! First: Set up your vivarium filter. (In wide tanks, you will need acrylic inserts which you can buy for very cheap online, ($4 each! cut to your customize size. (In a 40w and 75W you need cut acrylic that is 3/8" x, 6 1/4" x 3 1/4") Second: Put a canister filter to the appropriate size required for your turtles, again 1" shell = 10g to 20g filtration, for my 40W (also called a breeder tank), I use a 120g canister filter, and have perfect water. 75W I use a 200g. If you choose NOT to drill holes with bulkheads (I use that in 1 tank WITH my Vivarium filter), than you can hack it by drilling a hole down through the lid on the top of the vivarium, insert the INTAKE hose through this hole and then attach a ring on both sides, so it can not slip out, push the intake hose all the way to the bottom of the back section of the vivarium. DO NOT leave it open so the hose can sit in there, as turtles like to climb they will likely fall in and drown! A regular drill bit will drill through it just fine. Third: Take the OUTPUT hose from your canister filter and attach it to the top opposite side of the tank with the spray bar facing the glass, this will create a cascade waterfall on the opposite side of the tank which will push water towards your vivarium filter and the intake hose. Essentially what you just did was increase the filter capabilities of your vivarium while keeping the beautiful set up. DO NOT SET THE OUTPUT HOSE UP TO PUSH WATER DOWN THE WATERFALL, if you do this, though it is logical, you will create a waterfall that WILL and can drown your turtles as well as keeping them from climbing up your waterfall, further, it will actually keep your tank from being cleaned by creating only a circular filtration happening inside the back of your vivarium filter. So, don't give up on your Vivarium because you are using it for something bigger than it is good for, just pump it up with a canister filter, keep the beauty, the fun for your turtles, and the clean water! I will always use these gorgeous filters, and I hope this helps you to keep yours! (attached is a photo of my 75W, it needs cleaned, but I wanted to show you how to hack it, this specific tank has the hole drilled through the tank and in to the lower part of the Vivariums back tower. (Please do not attempt to do that specific hack at home). The 40g breeders are currently being cleaned so I could not take a photo of that for you, those have the hose going through the top of the lid.)
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Viquarium I don't understand where these negatives reviews are coming from. I have a 55 gallon aquarium with the viquarium elevated with bricks so the water level is higher. I also have a fluval internal filter inside it, so it gets anything bad out of the water. My water is crystal clear. Not even a little cloudy, and I use pretty messy food. Only thing I don't like about the viquarium is its price.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fills a 20L nicely I am very happy with my purchase. All the parts are molded from a thick, heavy material and should last a long time. Looks great in a 20 Long, but there's only an inch between the top of the waterfall and the lid. Might be better in a 29 or other relatively tall aquarium. I used pea gravel from a local home improvement store to fill the space between the filter and waterfall. Took a while to rinse out all the dust, but the price was right; under five dollars for a 45 pound bag.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tetra Viquarium The viquarium fit perfect in my 50Gal tank. It has spawned a lot of interest of my family. Before this viquarium kit i had a 501 filter from PetsMart, My wife did not like changing the filters and every time the power went out the pump had to be primed. With the viquarium kit my wife can just reach in and remove the filter tops and swap in new elements. If the power fails the pump does not need to be primed due to the fact that is is submerged in the tank under a nice looking directive rock. The river rock portion of the filter system is not just a clunky box sitting arear of my aquarium, Its now part of the display of my habitat I can plant vegetation in it and recover nutrients from the waste collected from the water. I gave this product 4 stars do to the fact I feel they should add the option to buy parts, IE New pumps, River bed extensions, or Remote water fall for the tank side of the habitat. I can see that this project will gently grow with our green friend and I will end up with some DIY to make this product fit a larger tank.
Date published: 2011-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from i would recommend it for small tanks not for 40 gallon tank yes, the product has it's prettyness, filter is not for big tanks, maybe for 20 gallon. i brought a 40 gallon breeder tank for my 2 turles, waiting 4 days and water was very murky did not clear at all. i'll keep it for it's rock looking feature and the turtles love to climb and bask, but not good with filteration, had to add the Fluval 106, water cleared overnight.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very beautiful but not very functional. After seeing this filter, I fell in love with it. I thought it was very beautiful and really cool. After getting home and installing it into our 40 gallon tank, we soon figured out, it may be beautiful but it is not functional. Once it was in the tank, about 60% of the tanks was just the filter. The other part was only about 6 inches of water in a space that was 12"x 10". Needless to say, we took it back the following day and got a different filter.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a FILTER !!! this should not be sold as a filter .. after setting it set up we soon found out it cant be used a filter. it should be sold only as a land and water environment decoration . There is no way for the water to mechanically filtered as it passes through the cartridges because it has not parts to make it .. the only thing that filters the water is the rocks that are around the the main part where the pump is . If you have turtles or anything that a filter is a need this is not the thing you buy in less you wish to also spend more money on a filter. so think of it this way $100 for this and then about $50 on rocks , then another $20-$60 on filter plus whatever else you need.. . i gave it 2 stars because it works for Land and water fall but that is all.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ggiyfhv the turtles the i have need a filter because the water get ugy fast
Date published: 2011-08-30
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